Friday, August 26, 2016
Little Cat's Luck
by Marion Dane Bauer; illus. by Jennifer A. Bell
224 pages; ages 8-12
S&S Books for Young Readers, 2016
Patches is an indoor cat, but when a golden leaf flutters and flitters and catches her attention, Patches must follow. She pushes her way through a window screen and out into the big, wide world. Not only is she curious about the leaf, but she is on a mission. Patches us looking for a special place.
She doesn't know what it will look like, but she'll know it when she sees it.
This story is told in verse, using visual placement of words to "show" the story. For example, when a leaf disappears
And then there's this, the beginning of chapter 7:
The problem with searching
for a special place
where such a place might be --
or even what
it might look like
should you find it --
is that the search
can take a great deal
Readers discover why Patches need a special place all of a sudden - and how she tamed the meanest dog in town - in this sweet, fun-to-read book.
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